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Headword: Ὀπτῆρας
Adler number: omicron,488
Translated headword: watchers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] spies.[1]
"And a certain watcher who has seen him leaping with a fresh-reeking sword tells me." Sophocles [writes this].[2]
Greek Original:
Ὀπτῆρας: κατασκόπους. καί μοί τις αὐτὸν σὺν νεορράντῳ ξίφει ὀπτὴρ ἐσιδὼν πηδῶντα φράζει. Σοφοκλῆς.
[1] The headword is accusative plural of ὀπτήρ ; same or similar glossing in other lexica (references at Photius omicron421 Theodoridis), and in a scholion on Homer, Odyssey 14.261 [= 17.430], where it occurs.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 29-30 (web address 1), quoted already at nu 201.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 February 2010@01:27:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 9 February 2010@03:00:55.
David Whitehead on 7 July 2013@04:58:27.


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